In the Asian sub continent, it is very common to hire maids as helping hands for a household. So my mother hired two maids to help her with the household chores. This was so that she could attend to our needs as well, which included academic help and taking us for our extra curricular activities such as sports and extra tuition classes. But in our household, it is my mother that prepares all the meals. From a light breakfast, to a heavy lunch and a slightly heavy dinner, it was my mother that prepared it all.
However, as my siblings and I grew older and big enough to look after ourselves, my mother got into a career of teaching. So once we leave to school at 7am, my father and mother would leave to work simultaneously. This required t...
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